From the most important colonial city in Ecuador to the most charming, descend the length of Ecuador’s Andean spine discovering the dramatically diverse landscapes, indigenous cultures and amazing adventures of the highlands as you go. Aboard the bus and with our guides we are going to visit the most important tourist attractions along the Andean region of Ecuador, and you can hop off and stay as long as you wish in every touristic place, and be ready to see the highest volcanos in the country, to share with some local communities,to enjoy the typical food and and to choose where you would like to stay for a couple of days or more; your ticket is valid for a whole year.
1st journey day: Quito to Baños Departure Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 06:00-07:00 Depart from Quito from your selected pick-up point. 08:30 Arrive at Cotopaxi National Park, home to one of the world’s highest active volcanoes. 11:30 Depart Cotopaxi. 12:00 Short visit to charming Pujili, a town famous for its dancers. Traditional lunch. 12:45 Depart from Pujili. 14:45 Arrive at Quilotoa. Explore the 3km-wide turquoise volcanic crater lake. 17:00 Depart Quilotoa. 19:30-20:00 Arrive in Baños, home to steaming volcanoes, explosive waterfalls and hot thermal springs. 2nd journey day: Baños to Cuenca Departure Days: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Pick up points and times Point 1: Parque la basílica 6:30 – 6:40 am.Point 2: Baños bus terminal 6:45 – 6:55 am. 06:30-07:00 Depart from Baños from your selected pick-up point. 09:30 Stop at the mirror-like Colta lake and Balbanera church for photos. 10:00 Arrive at Guamote or Riobamba to explore one of the most authentic markets in the country. 11:00 Depart Guamote or Riobamba. Those who wish to take the train hop off at Alausi. 12:30 Arrive at Ozogoche, 45 lagoons for hiking, fishing and spotting highland wildlife amid dramatic landscapes. 13:30 Lunch at Ozogoche. 14:30 Depart Ozogoche. 19:00-20:00 Arrive in Cuenca, ready to explore one of South America’s most intact colonial cities.